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Psychological distress and terrorist engagement: Measuring, correlating, and sequencing its onset with negative life events, social factors, and protective factors

Corner, Emily; Gill, Paul


This article employs probability-based modelling to unpack the complex and multifaceted individual, social, and psychological processes that may provide psychological protection for individuals engaged with terrorist groups. We outline the predictors of the onset of psychological distress across two phases of terrorist involvement (pre-engagement and engagement). Using a dataset of 96 terrorist autobiographies, we conduct sequence analyses to pinpoint the onset of psychological problems and the...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2021
Type: Journal article
Source: Transcultural Psychiatry
DOI: 10.1177/13634615211023669


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